Police Say Man Threatened Shootings At Louisiana And Ms Schools
While the national is learning more about the law enforcement failings in Uvalde, Texas, officers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas were not leaving anything to chance.
Over the weekend, deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi got information from the Vidalia Police Department in Louisiana of a threat against multiple schools. The Vidalia Police alerted Adams County Deputies to threats being made against high schools in Natchez and Vidalia.
According to a social media post from the Vidalia Police Department, they actually received a direct phone call on Sunday, July 24th, from a man telling them he was planning a "mass shooting" at local schools. Vidalia PD were able to trace the call to the Hot Springs, Arkansas area, once they realized the call did not originate in their local area.
Police in Vidalia contacted the Adams County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi, to alert them over the threat to Natchez High School, as well as police in the Hot Springs area. Once the Hot Springs Police Department was made aware of the threats, they were able to bring a suspect into custody within hours.
Through their investigation, law enforcement officers identified Kenneth A. Moody as their suspect. He was taken into custody, and placed into the Garland County Detention Center in Hot Springs. He will be extradited to Louisiana to face charges of Terrorizing.
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